Identification and Evaluation of Underground Obstacle Sensor Embodiments for Their Applicability to the Combat Engineers' Rapid Excavation Mission(s),
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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This document surveys pertinent information relating to ground exploration using seismic, acoustic, or other methods consistent with MERADCOMs RD Program for Passive Protection Achieved by Rapid Excavation in a Military Environment. Next it evaluates each underground obstacle sensor embodiment for its applicability and value to the combat engineers rapid excavation missions, and provides results as regards feasibility, costs, and benefits of each concept and the most promising concepts translated into preliminary system specifications covering the projected underground obstacle sensor field embodiments. The salient finding of this study is that there is not currently available any underground obstacle detection system that can be readily transformed into an embodiment suitable for the combat engineers field fortification rapid excavation mission.
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